What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I work hard to create unique experance for my clients. All imagery is a work of art. To achieve the look each of my clients want out of their images, I spend time with them to get to know what they are wanting. I educate my clients to know when it is best to get the images they are wanting to have.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have been taking photos my whole live. Once I stepped out of the corporate world, I decided to start my photography full time. I want to make sure to be affordable for all. Nobody should have a wedding day go by, undocumented. Photos and the story of the day,
will live on longer than we will.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting new people, seeing all of the amazing wedding locations there is. I love to do the traveling to all parts of the world and taking part in a couples special day.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
From the mother of a bride (she was the one that hired me): "She met with the bride and groom and knew their needs beforehand. She is amazing as a person and photographer! She dedicates so much time and we cannot thank her enough.." Oh and seeing their faces when they view their images. Best EVER!
Photographer Laura thinks of photos not as keepsakes or freeze frames, but as the doorways to memories, made immune to the ravages of time. She captures her clients’ life-altering events on film, providing them a way to step into their own past and remember growing up, getting married, giving birth, and raising a family. She organizes her online photo gallery with such descriptors, a glimpse of the entire cycle of human existence in one drop-down menu. After taking shots, she transforms pixels into both prints and retouched digital images, depending upon client preference.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills.
The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
Fine-art photographers Rod and Robin Deutschamnn founded In Focus Learning Center on a simple premise: a photo's quality depends on lighting, focus, and the photographer's vision. At In Focus Learning Center, they emphasize these keys to quality, downplaying high-tech gear and post-shoot editing. In their classes and symposiums, the shutterbugs focus on "manual photography," the art of manipulating a digital camera's settings to suit the desired shot—which could be a landscape, an infrared image, or an action shot of a baby on its first high-speed chase.
Led by photographer Daniel Naumchuk, Ambient Warehouse's creative team pools their talents to offer highly stylized photography and videography services. Their work ranges from smaller endeavors, such as family portraits and head shots, to larger events, such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. They also rent out photo booths and Instaphoto set-ups, which are essentially booth-less photo booths manned by an attendant.